Williams out for Westfield W-League Season

Canberra United FC can confirm that, in disappointing news, Westfield Matildas number one Lydia Williams has re-injured her knee whilst playing in the United States for Western New York Flash.

Canberra United FC can confirm that, in disappointing news, Westfield Matildas number one Lydia Williams has re-injured her knee whilst playing in the United States for Western New York Flash. An MRI scan has revealed that Williams has suffered a tear in both the ACL and meniscus ruling her out of the forthcoming Westfield W-League season.

Williams will leave the US later this week and head straight for Adelaide arriving on Saturday where it is expected she will undergo surgery that will include a patella tendon graft. The surgery will take place under the supervision of Westfield Matildas National Team Doctor James Ilic.

Unfortunately for the popular goalkeeper, the injury has occurred on the same knee that kept her out for the entirety of the 2012/13 Westfield W-League season. It is understood that this kind of surgery will enable Williams to resume recovery quite quickly with the expectation that she will be fit for the Westfield Matildas World Cup campaign leading into June 2015.

“This is no doubt distressing news for Lydia and she will be missed by Canberra United and the W-League,” Canberra United CEO Heather Reid commented. “I understand that she is quite upbeat and confident she will be ready for the World Cup in Canada next year. In the meantime we are making progress on securing a suitable high quality replacement goalkeeper for Canberra United in Westfield W-League Season 7.”

Further details regarding Canberra United-s Westfield W-League Season 7 campaign, including squad additions and new signings, will be released in the coming months.